Monday, March 18, 2013

Trips around the World with a difference!

As is usual for me, I have changed my Trips Around the World to be a little different to the  ones that are being sewn up all over the world at the moment thanks to the craze Bonnie Hunter started.

My first 'Trip' is made in the 'scrappy' way but I have used 8 fabrics in each square instead of six. I used fabrics that are modern and colourful and look great together.

In my second 'Trip' I used 6 fabrics but cut the strips 2" wide instead of 2 1/2", giving me a pretty little cot quilt in pastel pinks.

My good friend Wendy found a version of the scrappy trip around the world in an old book and has made a rich coloured quilt in Reproduction fabrics, watch her blog 'Legend and Lace' for a picture of the finished top.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Civil War Blocks

I have had my Civil War Blocks out today. It have made 21 so far.  Barbara Brackman on her blog 'Civil War Quilts' released a pattern every week in 2011 and I started sewing these with a group of friends back in Adelaide. After moving last year I have not even looked at them. I chose use some beautiful fabrics from my pink and chocolate stash, there are some of my favorite fabrics in there!